Duterte agrees to give financial aid to all virus-hit health workers

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MANILA, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte has approved the grant of cash assistance to all health care workers in the country who have contracted the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).

During a meeting in Malacaang on Sunday night, Secretary Carlito Galvez Jr., the chief implementer of the National Task Force against COVID-19, proposed a cash assistance of P10,000 each for all coronavirus-hit medical frontliners.

“I agree with you. Even 15 [thousand pesos],” Duterte told Galvez.

Under the now-expired Bayanihan to Heal As Once Act, only health workers who would become severely ill in the line of duty would get compensation of P100,000 while the family of those who died …

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